Published: Aug. 31, 2021

Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is an affordable master’s program that combines web instruction from Miami University (OH state) with experiential learning and field study through the Denver Zoological Foundation, one of several AIP Master Institutions in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Jacksonville, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis.

The 2022 application is now open at

In the Advanced Inquiry Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, students join a growing network of conservation leaders while gaining unprecedented opportunities not found in more traditional master’s programs. Online, at the zoo / botanical garden, and in their own backyards and neighborhoods, each student creates and engages in projects that affect positive social and ecological change to improve their communities, the environment, and the human condition.


Applications are being accepted until February 28 at Courses begin in May 2022.


To support involvement by a broad range of professionals, Miami University (Ohio) discounts tuition for participants accepted to AIP graduate courses. Enrollment is open to applicants with a bachelor’s degree, regardless of academic major or profession.


Applicants may contact the AIP Coordinator at the Denver Zoological Foundation, Molly Maloy, at